Saturday, February 26, 2011

Hot Tea

I woke up wanting a cup of hot tea really wanted one last night after watching that new show Who Do You Think You Are.  it is  about finding you family from years ago .The show uses old church birth records and the modern day Genealogy .com to trace back your family. The blond girl  Kim Cantrell I think is her name from Sex In The City was on last night and she is nothing like she portrays in the movies. She said on Joy Bahar show she is an actress and did her job well. I love that show of Who Do You Think Your Are.
I am not a Rosie O'Donnell fan  but her story was soooooo sad I cried and cried. BOO Hoo I always cry when they go all the way back and find out what happened to their family. Kim's family was from Liverpool England however they live in Canada now her Mother and two Aunts.

Well here's to you Britain's and the love of hot tea.

I am going to show some of my pretty tea cups anyway I think they are pretty. Love this red and white cup the little sugar I found at TJ Maxx and the tea pot at an estate sale i thought it went with my Mason cups not in the picture.

Then of course my all time favorite my Staffordshire blue calico tea pot and cup

      I like this set of brown calico cups. A friend found them listed on Craig's list a set of 8 cups $15. so I had to rescue them. Then I found the saucers at different estate sales. The brown and white tea pot is from TJ Maxx

       This set is I only have cups and saucers and luncheon plates they didn't have a tea pot to match I always just use my calico tea pot with the yellow chintz cups

 I have one green depression cup and this green sugar shaker minus any sugar LOL. I love this big sugar bowl with the green transfer ware pattern I bought it at an high end antique store and she had it marker 1880 and the mark  Gazelle on the bottom. I can imagine some southern belle serving her fine sugar from it at a tea luncheon out on the lawn under a huge tree. Love it

My sweet little Iris and herringbone cup and saucer

      My sweet cabbage rose Sharon cup I borrowed a saucer from the yellow chintz . I don't mind using odds and ends together make it interesting.

Now i have 4 of these little rose pattern cups and saucers that I bought at our resale shop here in town. I never noticed it till someone said it's getting  harder to find pretty tea cups any more so I thought I better grab these up before the are existent (did I spell that correct)sometimes my spell check is sick
   Love these odds and ends. I have my loose tea in this candy dish
 I love the inside of this flo blue cup and just had to show it off
     Another set I have had for years I bought this in St Louis and it was an reproduction of an old set. I just love it and have used it all over my house for something. The large tea pot and the decanter for loose  tea


It's time to make a cup of hot tea I use Whittard Of Chelsea tea My friend in Portland ordered it for me from England. We use to get it at a tea shop in Seattle down on the City Market area. The shop doesn't carry it any longer she said to expensive. So I am loving every sip of this hot tea today, setting here looking out my home office window at the snow on my beautiful tree I hang my curtains in. The little birds are all eating up the sunflower seeds I threw out for them the snow and ice is still on everything. Tomorrow it is to really warm up very fast to 60 !!!!
 OK I am pouring us a cup of Summer Pudding tea

         Please check out this blog she has British tea at The Charm Of Home
It is Pink Saturday over on How sweet The Sound blog                                                                                                              
You just have to read about this little bookstore over on   Bargain Hunting With Laurie                                            

Here is a cute blog I just found BoogieBoard Cottage and she a posting about the Grammy's food  on Masterpiece Monday's
Between Naps On The Porch always shows great things and love the before and after things
I just ran accross this blog A Re-Purposed Life and she had a Sunday Linky party

Now it's Tuesday and time for Tabletop Tuesday's at A Stroll Through Life
How about Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm and her great Goodwill finds

Please go look at these great tea sets at Silken Purse Wanda Lee Invited me over for tea


  1. Oh my!! I'm encheanting, I adore tea time!

  2. Such beautiful pieces you have! I am a love genealogy and the Kim Catrell Who do you think you are was the best. I am with u about not being a Rosie fan but hers was very touching. Enjoy your tea!

  3. I love this post! You really have a beautiful collection of teasets...makes me want to sit right down with a cuppa! I love that show, too, and am tracing our family, too! It's amazing what you find...

  4. Beautiful tea sets. I love the brown teapot you found at TJ Maxx. Wonderful. Could you please put a link on this post back to this party. Thanks for linking up!

  5. I love all of your pretties! I watched that show lastnight for the first time and I think I'm hooked. You're right Kim is nothing like the carachter she played on Sex in the city. Enjoy a cup of tea for moi!

  6. Another lover of red and white transfer-ware here. I collected for years until they almost took over. I've paired down, and actually use lots of them, but there is always a pull, every time I see something for sale...thanks for sharing.

  7. You have lots of tea yumminess! For me, there's just nothing better than a nice cup of tea...

    Warm blessings,

  8. hello! I love all your beautiful teacups, teapots and saucers - I have the last chintz cup - I too watched the Who Do You Think You Are show - in a round about way - I found out my Father's mother's family dates back to Jamestown settlers - it is fascinating -
    Hope you have a great day,

  9. Happy Pink Saturday!

    Love that show and watch it too! Your china is fabulous!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  10. Your tea sets are awesome!

    I love that show, I wish I would have remembered to watch it Friday. I have only seen 3 or 4 episodes and they were all fabulous, especially last year's Brooke Shields (she has French royalty in her lineage!) and this year's Vanessa Williams.

  11. I really do enjoy Who Do You Think You Are? programmes. We've had about five or six series here in the UK. I have caught only one of the American programmes - Lisa Kudrow's. I have to say that Lisa's story haunted me for about a week afterwards, so if you haven't seen this one yet, I do warn you to be prepared when you watch. xx

  12. Laurie, your tea sets are beautiful. I love to mix things up, so your blue and yellow mixture was especially appealing to me. All of them are wonderful though. I watched that episode of Who Do You Think You Are and enjoyed it. I like the show, but I usually am sad at the end. It kind of makes me wonder if we really should be trying to find lost family. We may be better off to not know who we are!! Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

  13. Nothing like a good cup of Tea! My Grand-Daughter insists that we have Mad Hatter style Tea Parties often.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  14. Oh my, all of that transferware is gorgeous! I collect the green when i can find it (Love your big sugar !!!) Thanks for visiting me. Feel free to show your projects on any Monday (even if they are "in progress" :)
    Have a wonderful week!

  15. That tea looks delish!! My uncle always says the best part of drinking wine or tea in the goblet or cup you drink it from...True True!!

    So glad to hear you talk about that TV show. I have really enjoyed it.I also loved the one on PBS called Faces of America hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr. They featured Meryl Streep and others. Since I am a crazed person it fills another obsession for me.During my search I discovered Mary Polly Boone( Daniel Boone's sister) in my tree and General Curtis LeMay...tooooo much fun!!

  16. Wow! You have a beautiful collection of tea sets. I would have a really hard time picking out a favorite.
    I love "Who Do You Think You Are" too. I've done a lot of genealogy research so I find the show very fascinating.

  17. Such a wonderful collection of tea sets. Something so relaxing about tea! I love the brown teapot, I have some old English pots and love the shape of them. Thank you so much for linking up on Studio Sunday
    Blessings to you this week

  18. Hello there,

    Oh my!~ I'm craving more than a cup of tea, (although that would be lovely as well)!.., I'm now craving just looking at your lovely teasets again and again!..,Wow!

    What a collection of lovelies you have!

    Please do drop by and share a cyber, cuppa with me over at my 72nd, 'Tuesday Tea For Tea', weekly blog tea party meme, @ my, blog..,

    ~ And also if you wish, (because I love teatime so much), there is also a teaparty every Tuesday at my other blog, @ ,our 44th; 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' that I share with my dear friend Pam @

    ..,These are the only memes shared between three blogs that I know of in blogland currently.., We have so much fun each and every Tuesday..,We warmly invite you to link up!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

    P.S. ~I'm also happy to be following you!~ I just love the creative name of your blog as well!.., Fun!

  19. I love that show. We are actually researching our history now. The tea sets that you shared are beautiful!


  20. Hello,
    thank you for visiting my blog and leaving that nice comment. Yes, I love silver also, I think we have met once on Silver-Sunday. Your vignettes are all wonderful. So many nice china patterns and lovely shapes. We cannot see this show here but I can imagine how exiting it is. I do a lot of Genealogy research for my book. It is always amazing when history gets a face.
    Greetings, Johanna

  21. Love all the beautiful china you have on your blog. Its amazing how pieces look good when put together with another set.

  22. I see the blue calico anywhere and think of you! In stores, in your it.

  23. What a lovely collection of tea cups and serving pieces you have. I too am a fan of Who Do You Think You Are. I write a Family History Blog, and try to never miss an episode of that program. Wish it were on all year long. Visiting from Pink Saturday.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

  24. I love it all ~ especially the calico, chintz and blue willow. Gorgeous!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  25. Hello, I'm a first time visitor to your blog. Thanks for sharing all your lovely tea sets and cups. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday. Joyous Wishes. Linda

  26. I sure love your tea sets and cups. Oh my, I am dreamily looking at each photo closely. Sigh! I love tea and I m about to put on my electric tea kettle. I love that little kettle. It boils the water so quickly. You barely have your tea cup ready and and it is ready to pour! I have missed watching You Do You Thing You Are! I loved Rosie's comedy but she got so dark when she came out as gay! Wow! She is very smart but so militant and I was blown away when I saw her heritage on the show. It was so sad. Kim Cantrell is such a beautiful lady and the parts she has played were something lol! But she is a beautiful person and it is nice to see the human side of celebrities. Great post although I am drooling over those brown teacups, are they transferware ? Oh goodness, I am in love with all your tea treasures! Thanks for sharing.